Last Minute DIY Valentine Ideas

MF DIY Valentine
The clock is ticking down, but there’s still plenty of time to create adorable, homemade valentines. Check out these easy DIY ideas (clockwise from top left):

1. Heart Transplant Apples. A couple of apples and a small heart-shaped cookie cutter turns a piece of fruit into an eye-catching, memorable valentine. Brush cut edges of apples with lemon juice to keep them from browning.

2. Lollipop Photo Cards. I shared this DIY valentine idea last year and still love it. It is so easy to put together and delivers a big wow-factor. All you need is a camera, an exacto knife, and some lollipops. Oh yes, and a cute little kid too!

3. Sign Language Hand-out. Trace your hand, cut it out, and tack down those two fingers to create a universal message of love—”I love you” in American Sign Language. A red heart in the middle seals the deal. I love this idea for adults and kids alike.

4. Lollipop Disguises. Mustaches for the boys, ruby red lips for the girls—simple shapes cut out of construction paper with a tiny x-shaped cut in the middle for a lollipop. Use cookie cutters to trace the shapes or freehand.

Have your own DIY valentine ideas? Share them in the comments section!

{Images via Pinterest.}

Adorable Valentine Handouts

MF Valentines

It seems that the days of homemade valentines are over, but this fabulous idea could bring them back. It is absolutely adorable and extremely easy. All you need are a few simple supplies and a pinch of pinch of creativity. Actually, you don’t even need any creativity—it’s all figured out for you!

Let’s get started. First, you need to take a snapshot. Have your model hold out a fist and snap a few shots. Try to have a monochromatic background to keep things simple. This photo was taken outside in the snow.

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Next, upload your photo to your computer and then use a simple photo-editing program like Picnik to add a little text and signature. Remember to leave room for your lollipop.

MF Valentine Single

Next, print your photos. Take a cutting board and an exacto knife and make two half-inch slits at the top and bottom of the fist. Slip your lollipop inside and you’re done!

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You can hand them out as is…

MF Valentines

…or pop them into a cellophane bag with some candy and a ribbon.

MF Valentine Bag

It’s truly that simple. Take this idea and run with it. I know you’ll have a lot of fun.

And if you’re not up to making your own handouts, you can always find some great gourmet ideas online at Mrs. Fields. We’ve got fabulous selections you can buy in bulk for easy gifting on Valentine’s Day. Either way, you’ll wow your valentine crowd!

Mini Swirl Valentine Tins

Mini Swirl Valentine Tins

Conversation Heart Box

Conversation Heart Box

By the way, shop today for your valentine and receive a free upgrade to 2-day shipping. Use code 11BG2 at checkout. Code expires February 10, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern.

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